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Virgin Islands: People & Society#

Population102,951 (July 2016 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Virgin Islander(s) (US citizens)
adjective: Virgin Islander
Ethnic groupsblack 76%, white 15.6%, Asian 1.4%, other 4.9%, mixed 2.1%
note: 17.4% self-identify as latino (2010 est.)
LanguagesEnglish 71.6%, Spanish or Spanish Creole 17.2%, French or French Creole 8.6%, other 2.5% (2010 est.)
ReligionsProtestant 59% (Baptist 42%, Episcopalian 17%), Roman Catholic 34%, other 7%
Age structure0-14 years: 17.2% (male 8,933/female 8,776)
15-24 years: 9.32% (male 4,316/female 5,279)
25-54 years: 38.51% (male 17,850/female 21,795)
55-64 years: 14.72% (male 7,284/female 7,873)
65 years and over: 20.25% (male 9,402/female 11,443) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 61.2%
youth dependency ratio: 32.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 28.4%
potential support ratio: 3.5% (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 45.6 years
male: 45.9 years
female: 45.3 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate-0.62% (2016 est.)
Birth rate10.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate8.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-7.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Population distributionwhile overall population density throughout the islands is relatively low, concentrations appear around Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas and Christiansted on St. Croix
Urbanizationurban population: 95.3% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.25% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major urban areas - populationCHARLOTTE AMALIE (capital) 52,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.82 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.82 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 0.87 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 6.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 7.2 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80 years
male: 77 years
female: 83.2 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate1.73 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 96.4% of population
rural: 96.4% of population
total: 96.4% of population
unimproved:
urban: 3.6% of population
rural: 3.6% of population
total: 3.6% of population (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Major infectious diseases
note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)